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USS Hornet (CV 12) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Hornet (CV 12). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 193 crew members registered for the USS Hornet (CV 12).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1959 | 1960 – 1963 | 1964 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 – now

Mayhew, ConradE31967 – 1970BT-BoilerRoomTAD from the USS Ticonderoga CVA 14 to help with Appolo 12 recovery. Became Shellback on this tour.
Zdrojewski, Dale (Ski)Electrician Mate 2nd Class1967 – Apr 1970E DivisionShell back initiation 1968
Ferguson, GareyYN31967 – 1969X
Jones, LyleSNJan 1, 1967 – Jan 1, 19682nd
Parmly, RonaldPETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS/SH-3Jan 6, 1967 – May 1, 1970Ships Serviceman/StoresWorked the ships navel exchange, barbershop, tobbaco shop, ect. e-mail me at
Davis, StephenEM3Jan 30, 1967 – Jun 20, 1970EWestPac 67, WesPac 68-69, Apollo 11 & 12 Hornet was big part of my life. Had a chance to visit Hornet Museum in 2002 it brought back many memories.
Voigt, CarlETN3Mar 1967 – Aug 1968OE
Klander, RickRM3Mar 1, 1967 – Sep 1, 1967ASW Group 3Thinking back on everything, I was a wonderful time. Would sure like to get in contact with any Flag members out their.
Olmstead, ChuckE4Apr 1, 1967 – Oct 9, 1970X division
Mullins, MikeCVS-12Apr 13, 1967 – Jul 25, 19702ND Was onboard for 67 cruise, cruise of 68/69 and both Apollo 11 & 12 Recoveries.Was one of the last 10 crewmembers at de comm in Bremerton Washington Was assigned to 2nd Div. Worked in paint locker and sail locker. Taught a karate class .
Breit, DanMM3Jun 1967 – Jul 1968M Division - Engineering Log RoomI enjoyed my time in the Engineering Log Room and our WestPac 67-68 cruise. An exciting time off the coast of Vietman.
Latta, BobCV12Jul 1967 – May 1970AIMDEnjoyed my time aboard the ship and my work. The chief's mess was very convenient. Spent some Pacific tours and time recovering the moon flights. Enjoyed my tour and duty.
Roberts, Mike -- "Robo"BT-3Aug 15, 1967 – Jun 15, 1970B DivisionAssigned to "oil shack" + sometime in # 4 Fireroom. Been to all Apollo reunions + the reunion last Sept. in San Mateo. THE MUSEUM IS GREAT! Like to hear from anyone I worked with. Got lots of museum photos
Roberts, MikeBT-3Aug 15, 1967 – Jun 29, 1970BGuess I'll just leave out any inappropriate or offensive remarks cause they'll just delete them! Jus kiddin. I was a member of the last crew of the USS Hornet. I've been to the museum many times. Doin fine.......
Jacobs, Don (Jake)bt 3Sep 1967 – Jul 1970B DivisionServed in #4 Fire room till Decommissioning in !970. As of Feb. 2017 I am watching this site, message me. It may take me a day or two but I am watching and will respond.
Rhone, Keith (Tony)MM3Oct 1967 – Jun 1969AOperated aft 02N2 plant
Stinnett, JohnnyMM3Oct 1967 – Jun 1970M Division
Johnson, IraEMFNOct 30, 1967 – Apr 10, 1970E DivisionWesPac 68-69, one tour of Vietnam, Apollo 11 & 12, part of decommission crew in Bremerton, WA. Visited it as a museum in 2012. Glad it was not destroyed.
Barber, R D profile iconCWO3Nov 1967 – Jun 1970EReported aboard as a brand new WO1 after being promoted from IC1 only two weeks earlier. Never went to Officer Indoctrination School, but the Mustangs in the Engineering Department helped me make the transition.
Barber, R DCWO3Nov 1967 – Jun 1970EEnjoyed the people with whom I served. I treasure the time I spent with many fine people. Being there for the Apollo 11 & 12 recoveries was special. I was on USS Lake Champlain for the recovery of Alan Shepard in 1961.
Gonzales, Sam C profile iconAE-3Nov 28, 1967 – Oct 1, 1969HS-2 Electric shop / Flight Deck
Johnson, LewisQM31968 – 1970Nav
Burr, CliffordE41968 – 1969ALooking to find crew members of A division Hydraulics. I slept in ram room # 2. Interested in anyone struggling with agent orange medical conditions.
Mooney, James (Jim) profile iconABE21968 – Jun 18, 1970V2 DIVISIONI was assigned to V2 Division (Catapults). My job was Deck Edge operator on the Port Catapult. My assigned berthing space was just inside the number one gun tub (5 inch). Trust me it was a noisy place to sleep.
Dishler, Donaldaa21968 – 1970catapult crew
William F Hoskins, BillABHJan 1968 – Jul 1969v-1tractor driver in v-1.looking for some old friends on the hornet and in the squadrons
Caughey, RayAE2Jan 1968 – Aug 1969AMDCalibration Lab I remember the Apollo 11 recovery, President Nixon aboard and the Shellback initiation
Liangos, Robertyn3Jan 1, 1968 – Jun 20, 1970navigationI served on the Hornet for 2 and a half years. wondering what happened to some of my shipmates. Like Chuck Olmstead, Woody Parker and William Kidd. I'm a retired casino Baccarat and Roulette dealer.
Halvorson, Robert (Bob)AE3Mar 1968 – Jan 1970AIMD/AE ShopI enjoyed my time on the USS Hornet. I liked traveling the South Pacific, and being part of the Apollo 11 and 12 recovery team. It was an experience of a lifetime. I became a member of the USS Hornet Association in 2003.
Dionne, DaveRMCMar 9, 1968 – Sep 5, 1970CRGreat Ship.... Great people. Many fond memories of my time aboard her. Live about 15mi south of where she is berthed in Alameda, Ca and have visited her quite frequently. Going through the old radio spaces and seeing what is and what is
Ratcliff, Roger / RatBTFNMar 15, 1968 – Mar 31, 1970BIt was a great ship to serve on. I was on two West Pac cruises. Proud to serve on the Hornet on the Apollo 11 & 12 recovery missions. Would like to contact anyone from fire room #3 or B division. Interested in whereabouts of crew member
Wallace, DougE-3Apr 1968 –OII served during the recovery of Apollo 11 and Apollo 12
Hellmueller, MaxABH-3Apr 1, 1968 – Jun 7, 1970V-3 Hanger Deck CrewStarted as Blue shirt, worked up to Yellow shirt in the hanger deck. Did one tour Vietnam, on Apollo-11 & 12 recovery. Stayed until Decomissioning. Got out and rejoined the Naval reserves. Retired from reserves with 27 years service.
Herbst, JimFnApr 1, 1968 – May 1, 1969RepairNeed to know if anybody has info on Blue WaterNavy info. Have Ischemic Heart Disease. Trying to find info on black barrels w/ orange bands in hangar bays
Schroth, John 'Jack'ADR-2May 1968 – Oct 1968AIMD Engine build-up shopshe was my first ship and pretty impressive for her age. oru trip North was an event all on it's own, it looked like a WW2 movie around us
Johnson, LewisQM3May 1968 – 1970NAV
Moore, JayShips Serviceman 3rd classMay 1, 1968 – Jan 15, 1970S 3ships company during Apollo 11 & 12 recovery
Gilyard, BobseamanMay 23, 1968 – Dec 10, 19693rd divi am looking for someone from 1st 2nd or 3rd divs someone that might know something about a life boat accidnt we had during appollo 12 or 11 i need to know all the info u have thanks
Sunday, GeorgeE-5Jul 27, 1968 – Jul 1970Admininistration
John, LuskMM1Sep 1968 – Jun 1970AMade my first WestPac on Hornet. I was in the A/C gang one of two MM1's. Picked up both Apollo 11 & 12 Decommissioned her in Bremerton. Great bunch of guys in A/C Gang. Was deck launched. What an experience.
Donovan, DonnieRM2Sep 6, 1968 – Aug 1969 StaffLooking for anyone who was COMASWGR5 68-69 under Admiral Eugene Fairfax.
Takai, ErnestseamanOct 15, 1968 – May 5, 1970G - division
Sam, ReeE-3Dec 30, 1968 – May 30, 1970WATER TRANS OCCUPSThis is for my grandfather, Kenneth Ben (Navajo). He served from 1968-74 but spent his time on the USS Hornet from 1969-1970 when it was retired in Bremerton WA. If anyone remembers him I would to hear more about him.

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